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Bradley Daley has won critical and popular praise for some of opera’s most expansive tenor roles – Siegfried, Der Kaiser, Otello, Florestan, Canio, Don José and Erik. Also celebrated have been his interpretations of Mao Tse-tung in Nixon in China and the tenor solos in The Dream of Gerontius.
In Australia Bradley has been performing major principal roles with Opera Australia - Curley in Of Mice and Men (Green Room Award), Don José in Carmen, Siegmund in Der Ring des Nibelungen; Opera Queensland - Florestan in Fidelio, Rodolfo in La bohème, Dick Johnson in La fanciulla del West; State Opera of South Australia – title role in Otello, Narraboth in Salome, Canio in Pagliacci; Victorian Opera - Mao Tse-tung in Nixon in China (Green Room Award), Erik in Der fliegende Holländer, Walther in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the State Opera of South Australia (semi staged Act3 only) and Bob Boles in Peter Grimes for the Brisbane Festival.
Most recently in Germany Bradley has made his debut in the role of Siegfried, Der Ring des Nibelungen for Opera Kiel. In 2018 Bradley returned to the role of Siegfried, this time in Götterdämmerung, culminating in his first complete Ring cycle of this land mark role. This year in 2019 he makes another German debut with the role of Der Kaiser in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten followed by more Siegfried’s in another complete Ring cycle for Opera Kiel.
Bradley has been involved in two world premières: he created the role of Staff Officer in English National Opera’s The Silver Tassie by Mark Anthony Turnage and the role of Gunther in The Triumph of Spirit over Matter for Muziektheatre Transparent, Belgium.
After making his debut with the English National Opera as Rodolfo in La bohème, Bradley has worked with Opera North, Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Holland Park Opera, Co-Opera Ireland and performed regularly with Muziektheatre Transparent in Belgium, Compagnia d'Opera Italiana di Milano, Opera Nomade in Paris; in 2005, he was invited to give the first performance of a Western opera at the Hanoi Opera House. Concert appearances have included Festival Hall, the Barbican, Brangwyn Hall in Wales, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Melbourne Town Hall and the concert halls of both the Queensland Arts Centre and the Sydney Opera House.
Concert performances have included Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, Dvoràk's Stabat Mater, Verdi's Requiem, Puccini's Messa di Gloria, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Die erste Walpurgisnacht for the Prague Music Festival, Messiah with the Britten Sinfonia at Snape Maltings and Elgar’s The Kingdom and The Dream of Gerontius at Melbourne Town Hall.